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Photos: Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is excited to announce its annual, members-only Trip of a Lifetime drawing. One lucky winner and his/her guest will enjoy 4 nights at Red Bays Sunset Lodge in Andros and 3 days of guided flats fishing with the lodge’s team of experienced guides on Andros’ famed northwest […]

Bonefish porpoise at the surface to gulp air before swimming offshore to spawn at night. Photo: Dr. Addiel Perez This past November and December marked the third year of collaborative efforts in conservation in Belize. BTT’s Belize-Mexico Program Manager, Dr. Addiel Perez, worked with personnel from Hol Chan Marine Reserve, and several stakeholders, including Omar’s […]

 Photo: Capt. Don Gable / Capt. Nick LaBadie Catching a permit on fly is arguably the most challenging and most rewarding endeavor in fly fishing. Though these fish are found throughout the Caribbean, the Florida Keys is the epicenter for catching trophy permit. With 33 of the 36 fly-caught world records occurring in Florida Keys […]

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust board member Stu Apte scans the water for rolling tarpon. Photo: IGFA Learn more about the legends of saltwater fly fishing, breakthrough saltwater fly designs, the effect of Flagler’s Railway on fly fishing in the Keys, and much more by viewing On Fly in the Salt: American Saltwater Fly Fishing from the […]

Photo: Ian Wilson So far in our series of posts, we overviewed the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary’s draft management plan and what is at stake, and discussed regulatory zones we support, oppose, and those that should be added to maximize the general management plan’s potential to benefit our fishery. We will conclude this series […]

In our first post, we overviewed the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary’s proposed new management plan and what is at stake. This management plan will influence access and activities in the Florida Keys for the next 10-20 years. The second post described the marine zones proposed by the Sanctuary. The third post outlined the additional […]

Photo: Ian Wilson In our first post in this series, we overviewed the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary’s proposed new management plan and what is at stake. This management plan will influence access and activities in the Florida Keys for the next 10-20 years. Our second post described the marine zones proposed by the Sanctuary […]

Photo: Ian Wilson In our last post, we introduced the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary draft management plan. This management plan will influence access and activities in the Florida Keys waters for the next 10-20 years. Over the last decade, BTT has conducted multiple studies to best inform Sanctuary regulations to ensure that bonefish, permit, […]

Photo: Ian Wilson In August, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary released a draft of their new management plan. If you fish the flats in the keys, this management plan should be on your radar. The Sanctuary is one of five management agencies charged with protecting the Florida Keys fish, wildlife, and the habitats that […]

BTT joined with other leading conservation organizations and industry leaders in support of Atlantic menhaden, an important forage fish for tarpon. Click HERE to read the letter submitted by the American Sportfishing Association to Wilbur Ross, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Photo: TRCP